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Foldable Disaster Housing / Disaster housing solution

Foldable Disaster Housing
Foldable Disaster Housing

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Inside the tent, the temperature can rise up to an unbearable 40 °C or higher. To address these issues, we have designed a two-layered temporary shelter with a 15 cm air gap in between. The key design feature of this housing is its outer layer of 7 mm fluted, twin-walled polypropylene sheets. To fold the PP sheet, we have invented the v-shaped heat press technology that allows it to fold to up to 360° for easy packaging and transport. The housing can also be extended easily by overlapping two PP sheets folded to 180° and placed upside-down, a simple technique to prevent rain water from getting in. The housing can be assembled in ten minutes.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Practicability, Innovation

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Public Sector / Government, Other target groups:: Non Government Organiztion- Disaster Relief Operations

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, South America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months


Client / Manufacturer

Jing Si

Jing Si
Taipei, Taiwan


Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation

Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation
Hualien, Taiwan

Marshall Q. Siao